An international conference on the North Korean nuclear crisis, titled ‘North Korean Nuclear Crisis: Is the End Game in Sight?’, was recently held at the University of Macau (UM). Co-organised by UM’s Institute of Global and Public Affairs, a think tank on South Korea-China affairs, and Jeju Peace Institute, the conference attracted many experts and scholars from China and South Korea. Participants had in-depth discussions on four topics, namely North Korean nuclear crisis and US-China relations, North Korean nuclear crisis and US-South Korea-China relations, North Korean nuclear crisis and China-North Korea relations, as well as North Korean nuclear crisis and China-South Korea relations.

 

由澳門大學全球公共事務研究所、韓中智庫連綫、濟州和平研究所合辦“朝核危機:結束遊戲在望?”國際研討會在韓國舉辦,吸引了一眾來自中國和韓國的國際關係專家學者參與,共同就朝核危機與中美關系、朝核危機與美-韓-朝關系、朝核危機與中朝關系、朝核危機與中韓關系等四個議題展開深入研討。

中方與會學者有澳大社會科學學院院長郝雨凡、全球公共事務研究所所長王建偉、政府與行政學系副教授林至敏,以及中國人民大學、復旦大學、上海社會科學院、國防大學、遼寧大學、暨南大學等大學和智庫的朝鮮問題專家。韓方與會學者有來自首爾大學、梨花女子大學、國防大學、國立江原大學、西江大學、國家安全委員會、韓國軍事事務研究所、濟州和平研究所等重量級大學和政府智庫,包括韓國前駐華大使、駐印度尼西亞大使、韓軍少將和海軍艦長等。郝雨凡、韓國韓中智庫連綫主席李泰桓作開幕發言,濟州和平研究所所長蘇仲鎬致歡迎詞,王建偉為會議作閉幕總結。

是次研討會是在朝鮮半島局勢持續緊張、戰爭烏雲密布的國際大背景下召開,具有極為重要的學術和現實意義。中韓兩國學者分別就朝核危機與中美關系、朝核危機與美-韓-朝關系、朝核危機與中朝關系、朝核危機與中韓關系等四個議題展開深入研討,既有學術和觀點的交鋒,又有相互理解;既有共識,也有分歧;但雙方學者都同意把“朝鮮去核化”作為第一要務,希望在促朝去核過程中加強溝通與協調,齊心協力地促進朝鮮半島無核化,實現半島永久和平。雙方學者也就此提出了很多有創意的政策建議。

另外,是次是澳大和韓中智庫連綫第三次合作舉辦朝核問題研討會,亦是第一次在韓國舉辦,說明澳大學者關於朝核問題的觀點已經得到韓國主流智庫的高度關注和認同,極大提升了澳大在此研究領域中的話語權。此外,雙方一致同意在2018年再次合辦朝核問題研討會。

 

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The University of Macau (UM) English Debating team recently entered the top eight in the English as a second language (ESL) category of the World Universities Debating Championship (WUDC) 2018, after beating its counterparts from various universities, including the University of Oxford and Tsinghua University. The UM team was the best performing team from China in this year’s competition.

The WUDC is the largest as well as the most competitive and prestigious English debating competition in the world. Held in Mexico, this year’s event attracted 400 teams from more than 300 universities in over 90 countries, including the University of Oxford, Harvard University, Tsinghua University, and Korea University. The debates covered various topics, including international relations, economics, law, science and technology, culture and art, as well as religion and morality.

The UM team is formed Choy Man Kei, a postgraduate student from the Faculty of Social Sciences (FSS); and Li Kun, a third-year student from the FSS and Honours College as well as a member of Lui Chi Woo College. Li Jiaqi, a third-year student from the Faculty of Business Administration and a member of Shiu Pong College, served as a judge in the competition.

Source: Student Affairs Office
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Dorji Wangchuk, a PhD student from the Department of Communication, Faculty of Social Sciences, University of Macau (UM), recently received the Top Student Paper Award at the 103rd Annual Convention of the National Communication Association (NCA) held in Dallas, Texas, United States. The award was conferred by the Religious Communication Association (RCA), an affiliate organisation of the NCA.

The award-winning paper, titled ‘Buddhism and its Influence on Communication in Bhutan: Search for the Middle Path in the Age of Social Media’, explores the influence of Buddhism in communication behaviours in the Kingdom of Bhutan. The paper has been recognised for its ‘contribution to the study of religious communication’ by the association.

The Religious Communication Association (RCA) is an academic society founded in 1973 for scholars, teachers, students, clergy, journalists, and others who share an interest in religious speech, rhetoric, media, and performance. The National Communication Association was founded in 1915 with a mission to advance communication as the discipline that studies all forms, modes, media, and consequences of communications through humanistic, social scientific, and aesthetic inquiry. Its 103rd annual convention attracted about 4,000 scholars, researchers, and educators from around the globe.

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A paper co-written by Prof Chen Huailin and PhD student Xu Min from the University of Macau (UM) Department of Communication recently received a second prize in the outstanding paper category at the China Communication Forum 2017 on November 12. This year’s event attracted 260 experts and scholars from more than 100 universities, research institutes, and publishing companies in the United States, mainland China, Hong Kong, Macao, and Taiwan. Of the 200 papers presented at the forum, four were written by UM members.

澳門大學傳播系副教授陳懷林和博士生徐敏在11月12日於“中國傳播學論壇2017年度研討會"上發表論文《聖人祛魅與英雄回歸–典型人物宣傳長期效果演化的實證探索》,獲大會專家學者一致好評,最終奪優秀論文二等獎。

今屆大會吸引來自美國、海峽兩岸及港澳地區的百多所高校、研究及出版機構共260位專家學者參加,論文發表共200餘篇,其中澳大共有四篇論文入選發表。是次會議由資深學者對論文作出評審,共頒一等獎一個 、二等獎四個和三等獎六個。最終,陳懷林和徐敏就典型人物宣傳長期效果的研究論文突圍而出,獲頒二等獎。

澳大獲獎的論文基於上海和廣州兩地隨機樣本調查的數據,對典型宣傳這個中國內地獨有的重要傳播現象,進行理論指導的科學量化分析,驗證了研究假設。“中國傳播學論壇"自2002年舉辦至今,是全國傳播學科中創立最早、規模最大和影響最廣的傳播學術會議,今屆於寧波舉行。